Obamacare Premiums Still Rising (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Don’t let anyone tell you Obamacare premiums are falling. #WheresMy2500
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/obamacare-premiums-forecast-to-rise-2-5-insurers-expand-offerings

Obamacare’s guaranteed issue, regulations, and induced consolidation have jacked up the price of health insurance
https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/04/survey-family-health-insurance-now-averages-more-than-20000-a-year/

Obamacare’s sky-high premiums for the unsubsidized have driven people away, causing the overall number of uninsured to increase
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sally-pipes-obamacare-not-trump-is-adding-to-the-number-of-uninsured-americans

Obamacare destroyed a lot of people’s health insurance; there was a need to bring back catastrophic insurance and it’s been done in the form of short-duration plans
https://www.streetinsider.com/Business+Wire/HealthCare.com+Releases+Customer+Survey+Showing+58%25+of+Short+Term+Health+Insurance+Buyers+Were+Uninsured/15961735.html

Surprise medical billing problem is caused by Obamacare’s narrow networks.  Whoever heard of narrow networks before Obamacare?
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/surprise-billing-from-obamacare-1.2540137

Employer insurance is unaffordable, thanks to Obamacare.  #ToldYouSo
https://71republic.com/2019/10/01/kaiser-obamacare-healthcare-unaffordable/
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https://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20191008/mccaughey-on-the-job-coverage-rip-off

Dem proposal to provide Obamacare to illegal aliens would cost $23 billion a year
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/10/obamacare-for-illegal-immigrants-may-cost-taxpayer/

More than half a million ineligible people are enrolled in Medicaid expansion in 9 states
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/study-more-than-half-a-million-enrolled-in-medicaid-in/article_b9458b0e-d62d-11e9-ac03-93ebfb05ba2a.html

Medicaid waiting lists for the disabled up 40 percent since Medicaid expansion
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/24/since-obamacare-waiting-lists-for-care-for-disabled-people-have-grown-40-percent/

Idaho still trying to figure out how to pay for Medicaid expansion.  Well, citizens, congratulations on voting yourselves the treasury. Now what?
https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/little-dubious-about-proposal-to-tap-counties-to-pay-for/article_74458898-eda4-595b-928a-cbf6c1f4daa7.html

Maine neglecting its most vulnerable as childless able-bodied adults drive Medicaid expansion enrollment and costs
https://www.timesrecord.com/articles/opinion/childless-able-bodied-adults-are-driving-cost-and-enrollment-under-medicaid-expansion/

Primary care shortage in North Carolina would worsen under Medicaid expansion, as childless able-bodied adults elbow the disabled and other vulnerable populations aside
https://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/article235958992.html

Minnesota Medicaid doesn’t always check death records, would rather pay millions in benefits for dead people
https://www.thecentersquare.com/minnesota/report-dhs-paid-million-for-deceased-enrollees/article_cfedb73e-e91d-11e9-bcca-e737b70abe8a.html

Don’t look to Indiana for how to do Medicaid expansion ‘right’ – state pays for most of the ‘cost-sharing’ HSA-like accounts, so it has to cough up $366 million more in the first year than it would have under a straight expansion
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/opinion/29190/indiana-whiffs-on-medicaid-model

Enrollment in Louisiana Medicaid program going down, but costs going UP by $3.2 billion.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/louisiana-medicaid-costs-projected-to-rise-by-billion-even-as/article_a16c565a-e098-11e9-b167-03f73a774626.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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It’s Not Over. Some Obamacare Rates Still Rising (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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It’s not over. Obamacare rates going up for many in Ohio.
https://www.cleveland.com/business/2019/09/while-cheaper-obamacare-options-available-for-some-ohioans-rates-rise-for-others.html

Decline in number of uninsured attributable to Obamacare premium increases hitting the unsubsidized right between the eyes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-blames-increase-in-uninsured-americans-on-obamacare-11568396294

“In Iowa, 90% of ObamaCare customers who paid their own way in 2014 have dropped their coverage.”
https://nypost.com/2019/09/17/democrats-biggest-health-care-lies/

“Obamacare Drives Hospital Consolidation, Raising Prices For Patients”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2019/09/16/obamacare-drives-hospital-consolidation-raising-prices-for-patients/#499e88157cf4

Fewer people renew Obamacare without automatic re-enrollment.  But, if Obamacare is so great, why do people have to be tricked into re-enrolling?
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/insurance/fewer-people-maintain-obamacare-coverage-without-auto-enrollment

Remember when Hollywood shilled for Obamacare and urged people to sign up?
https://www.dailywire.com/news/flashback-how-hollywood-sold-its-soul-for-obamacare

If you want to pay double for pet health insurance and lose your veterinarian, mandating preexisting conditions coverage is a good way to do it.
https://nypost.com/2019/09/24/pets-should-not-be-denied-medical-coverage-for-preexisting-conditions-bill/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obamacare Still Failing Big-Time (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare Unvarnished: premiums, co-pays, and deductibles still unaffordable; plus, problems getting doctor’s appointments.  #StupidObamacare
https://floridianpress.com/2019/09/mucarsel-powell-says-obamacare-too-costly-unaffordable/

Biden wrong; Obamacare remains unaffordable.  CMS: 40 percent of Americans without subsidies left the Obamacare exchanges between 2016 and 2018
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/12/fact-check-no-biden-obamacare-not-working-for-americans/

Obamacare failed at cost containment, so people are turning to crowd-funding for medical costs
https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/09/10/Cancer-patients-turning-to-crowdfunding-to-help-pay-medical-costs/9481568145462/?mph=1

State Hi-Risk Pools Bringing Premiums Down More Than 7 Percent. #StupidObamacare #GeniusMasterminds #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/commentary/obamacare-caused-premiums-spike-heres-how-states-are-lowering-them

Dem Rep’s Wife: ‘What do you mean free marriage counseling isn’t in my Obamacare plan?’ #BooHoo #PonyForChristmas #UnicornsAndRainbows
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/10/democrat-reps-wife-demands-free-marriage-counseling-taxpayer-subsidized-health-plan/

Dems point to rise in number of uninsured as evidence of Trump ‘sabotage’ of Obamacare, but their single-metric myopia misses increases in short-term plans, small business associations, state hi-risk pools, and Health Reimbursement Arrangements
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/09/health-insurance-data-highlights-trump-administration-health-care-reforms/

Obamacare abortifacient mandate loses in court (again); Obama administration’s Hobby Lobby dodge scuttled
https://www.westernjournal.com/christian-business-owners-score-major-victory-court-ruling-obamacare-mandate/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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It’s All About Special Interests, Not Healthcare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Medicaid expansion is about special interests, not healthcare. Wake up! – “Hospitals Push to Get Medicaid Expansion on Missouri Ballot”
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/hospitals-push-to-get-medicaid-expansion-on-missouri-ballot

New study shows half a million ineligible people enrolled in Medicaid in the 9 Medicaid expansion states examined
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallypipes/2019/09/03/new-bombshell-report-reveals-obamacares-epic-medicaid-waste/#11f410cc3e31

Here we go again. Another study shows Medicaid expansion causes emergency room use to go UP. Most visits are for deferrable conditions. #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/all-medicaid-expansions-are-not-created-equal-the-geography-and-targeting-of-the-affordable-care-act/

Flawed Louisiana study purporting to show economic boost from Medicaid expansion ignores previous spending by new recipients, crowd-out of private insurance, and fact that state has 10,000 fewer jobs than before expansion
https://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2019/09/05/ldh-touts-1-7b-impact-from-medicaid-expansion-critic-responds/

Enacting Medicaid expansion to save rural hospitals or transition to single payer will threaten the ‘most vulnerable among us’ (i.e., Medicaid’s original beneficiaries when it was a poverty program))
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/09/05/saying-yes-medicaid-means-saying-no-expansion/2200143001/

Medicaid expansion won’t save rural hospitals, CBO study shows.  Jobs and people are leaving rural areas.  Expansion won’t stop that.
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/09/05/saying-yes-medicaid-means-saying-no-expansion/2200143001/

Medicaid expansion train wreck in Louisiana – rushed into place without being ready to administer it or check the eligibility of the people who applied
https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2019/09/05/ralph-abraham-louisiana-john-bel-edwards-medicaid-democrat-republican/2218556001/

Free clinic with private funding in Virginia closes because of Medicaid expansion.  Big Government steamrolling private charity – is this really the direction we want to go?
https://www.godanriver.com/business/free-clinic-of-danville-shutters-after-seeing-drastic-drop-in/article_e9b8525e-5343-5186-9fc2-3fd48f72a3b3.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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State Hi-Risk Pools Fixing Stupid Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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State hi-risk pools are back, stabilizing insurance markets and rectifying the stupidity of the Obamacare Genius Masterminds
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/cms-offers-states-help-in-establishing-reinsurance-programs

15 states have made a show of ensconcing Obamacare in the event a court throws it out, but none is prepared to actually fund it; don’t forget, the states that had guaranteed issue before Obamacare crashed and burned
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/no-money-down-states-vow-obamacare-replacements-without-funding-plans

Democratic congresswoman trashes her Obamacare plan; ‘it’s not good insurance’
https://freebeacon.com/politics/dem-complains-about-her-taxpayer-subsidized-obamacare-plan/

The Phony Compassion of Medicaid Expansion (original reporting)
http://obamacaretruthsquad.com/

Alaska hits the wall, Governor slashes Medicaid spending to deal with budget deficit; others fighting him.  Behold the future, you other Medicaid expansion states, just wait, you’ll see. #Unsustainable
https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2019/08/22/alaska

Idaho looking at cutting funding for the poor to pay for Medicaid expansion for childless able-bodied adults
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/cutting-funding-from-the-poor-to-pay-for-medicaid-guest-fred-birnhaum

If North Carolina enacts Medicaid expansion, it can expect skyrocketing enrollment and costs, people dropping private insurance, mushrooming fraud, the disabled shunted to waiting lists, and the supposed ‘economic boon’ never materializing
https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/daniel-erspamer-and-donald-bryson-on-medicaid-north-carolina-should/article_fe661ee7-f6ab-5619-9281-f30b57914493.html

Medicaid expansion enrollment skyrocketed due to fraudulent sign-ups and people dropping private insurance
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/20/medicaid-enrollment-fraud-exploded-obamacare/

Federal judge forces Wisconsin to add transgender surgery to Medicaid benefits
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/obama-appointed-judge-rules-medicaid-taxpayers-must-pay-for-transgender-sex-reassignment-surgery/

Somebody has got to pay for Medicaid expansion, might as well be the counties.  But watch those ‘state savings’ pile up, baby!
https://lmtribune.com/opinion/why-the-rush-to-pick-the-counties-pockets/article_c175b645-a6de-5795-bd09-c191f8d593b4.html

Financially self-interested Mississippi Hospital Association claims Medicaid expansion is not Obamacare.  Oh, and don’t miss the line about how the 90% federal match can never go down under CURRENT law.  And black will stay black as long as the color doesn’t change. Sheesh!
https://www.yallpolitics.com/2019/08/20/mha-runs-from-obamacare-moniker-asserts-medicaid-expansion-is-not-obamacare-expansion/

Illinois joins lawsuit trying to skim union dues off of Medicaid money
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-attorney-general-joins-lawsuit-trying-to-divert-medicaid-money/article_9a7603d6-c52d-11e9-a742-c36c75e212f0.html

At least 800,000 are improperly enrolled in Medicaid expansion and the problem is getting worse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacares-medicaid-deception-11565822360

Montana among the states not verifying income before handing out Medicaid benefits
https://billingsgazette.com/opinion/letters/ineligible-adults-could-get-montana-medicaid/article_bf7baeef-7613-514a-a6da-87494c0ba661.html

New York lost $102 million over 4 years because it failed to weed out duplicate records in its Medicaid system. #StupidGovernment
https://nypost.com/2019/08/15/medicaid-bungle-cost-state-102-million-over-4-years/

The consequence when states incorrectly enroll ineligible beneficiaries in Medicaid expansion: the feds incorrectly send state millions and millions of your tax dollars under enhanced match
https://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region2/21501023.pdf

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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The Phony Compassion of Medicaid Expansion

Editor’s Note – This story comes from Kansas which, so far, has resisted Medicaid expansion.  The story shows you that, far from being compassionate, Medicaid expansion actually hurts people.

I have multiple autoimmune diseases and a connective tissue disorder that causes progressive joint damage. I currently have good medical coverage through a subsidized exchange plan. Being forced onto Medicaid would mean I would no longer be able to see a good number of my specialists, or my primary care physician that I’ve been a patient of for over 18 years. I currently take 23 prescription medications that are covered by my exchange insurance plan, but many of them would not be covered by Medicaid. My prescription costs under Medicaid would be drastically higher, and I wouldn’t be able to afford many of them. I’m only able to work part-time now, but being forced onto Medicaid would mean many denied treatments and medications. Without those treatments and medications, I would be unable to work at all. Forcing complicated patients with chronic conditions onto Medicaid is basically a thinly veiled attempt to kill us off through a lack of participating doctors and uncovered medications and treatments.

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The Wages of Obamacare: the Unsubsidized are Dropping Coverage (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare’s main mission was to get more people covered, but 1.2 million who did not qualify for Obamacare subsidies dropped off the exchanges between 2017 and 2018.  Oops.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/457126-new-data-shows-drop-in-coverage-among-people-not-eligible-for-obamacare

Premiums went down 7.5 percent in states that sought relief from Obamacare mandates, but rose 3 percent in states that did not
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/how-health-care-premiums-are-declining-states-seek-relief-obamacares

Adding state hi-risk pools helps fix Obamacare’s defects and soaring premiums
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/preexisting-conditions-the-size-of-the-pool-36713.cfm

Obamacare #GeniusMasterminds wrong again – ACA premiums in the states that allowed Trump short-term insurance expansion went up LESS, not more, than in states that restricted short-term insurance
https://issuesinsights.com/2019/08/07/the-obamacare-experts-are-wrong-again/?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=5445914158-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-5445914158-171567693&mc_cid=5445914158&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

State fixes to stupid Obamacare drawing insurers back
https://khn.org/news/as-states-strive-to-stabilize-insurance-marketplaces-insurers-return/

A million+ New Yorkers facing an average 7 percent increase in Obamacare plan premiums next year. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2019/08/12/health-insurance-rates-new-york-how-much-theyll-rise-2020/1984137001/

ACA Cadillac tax will ensnare most working families’ health insurance plans if it goes into effect in 2022, posing a threat to employer coverage
https://wcfcourier.com/opinion/columnists/guest_columnists/column-higher-costs-worse-health-coverage-looms-for-iowans/article_b77014c6-d24b-5b43-a07b-75aef1064d48.html

Trump administration still working on the plan to repeal and replace Obamcare originally due this month, but won’t give a timetable
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/457574-trump-health-chief-officials-actively-working-on-obamacare-replacement-plan

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Medicaid Expansion’s World of Hurt (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Medicaid expansion disaster in Louisiana could become a campaign issue
https://thehayride.com/2019/08/sadow-the-medicaid-expansion-narrative-is-beginning-to-slip-away-from-edwards/

Arkansas did Medicaid expansion the expensive way (insurance subsidies); ensuing financial disaster led state to ask feds lower eligibility from 138% to 100% of FPL, but not optimistic after feds recently denied similar Utah proposal. #HotelCalifornia
https://www.kait8.com/2019/08/07/arkansas-governor-not-expecting-medicaid-proposal-approval/

Medicaid expansion does not save rural hospitals, or boost state’s economy, or improve health outcomes for the working poor
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/08/09/mississippi-voters-know-medicaid-expansion-bad-bet/1954308001/

Memo: proposed Medicaid expansion constitutional amendment in Florida would prevent the state from leaving the program
http://www.fox35orlando.com/health/memo-raises-possibility-of-medicaid-exit

States say they’re saving money after Medicaid expansion, but costs shifted to federal taxpayers and federal deficit is rising as a result
https://www.thecentersquare.com/virginia/person-medicaid-expansion-costs-virginia-less-but-federal-taxpayers-hundreds/article_5f6263ac-b7db-11e9-ab9b-173a5d079e6a.html

People slammed into Medicaid expansion who were previously eligible for Obamacare subsidies are getting worse coverage
https://www.thecentersquare.com/virginia/person-medicaid-expansion-costs-virginia-less-but-federal-taxpayers-hundreds/article_5f6263ac-b7db-11e9-ab9b-173a5d079e6a.html

Trump administration’s torpedoing of partial Medicaid expansion is a win for the truly needy (fewer states will be tempted into full expansion for childless able-bodied adults)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/05/refusing-fund-medicaid-expansion-huge-win-taxpayers-needy/

Activists call for full Medicaid expansion in Utah after feds reject partial expansion
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/08/02/medicaid-supporters-call/

Limits on Colorado state spending under Taxpayer Bill of Rights rein in Medicaid-Industrial Complex
https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2019/08/05/gorman-taxpayers-bill-of-rights-ensures-medicaid-spending-follows-dropping-enrollment/

Over 200 emails with tips about waste, fraud, and abuse in the Kansas Medicaid program went to an email box no one was checking and were left unread for more than a year. #StupidGovernment
https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article233465682.html

Medicaid expansion will be on the ballot in 5 states – South Dakota, Mississippi, Wyoming, Florida and Missouri
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/News/2019/Five-States-Approve-Medicaid-Expansion-Vote-for-20

Obamacare abortifacient mandate loses in court – again
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/08/07/obama-hhs-abortion-mandate-loses-in-court-cant-force-christian-businesses-to-fund-abortions/

Poll: Only 4 percent of Iowa Dems like the current healthcare system (i.e., Obamacare). #ItsNotWorking
https://freebeacon.com/politics/poll-iowa-democrats-hate-obamacare/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obamacare Failed to Reduce Healthcare Costs (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Zeke Emanuel betrayed your trust – Obamacare did NOT reduce total medical spending, as Zeke claims. Zeke cited an estimate before ACA was passed for the proposition that it did.  #LIAR
https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/healthpolicy/81275

Total cost of healthcare and cost per taxpayer are both way UP under Obamacare
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/obamacare-hasn-t-lowered-health-care-costs-just-the-opposite/article_56aa434c-ae3f-11e9-8820-33969a161d2f.html

High Obamacare deductibles provoking real anger – ‘better off on Medicaid’
https://newsradiowrva.radio.com/blogs/jeff-katz/mess-created-obamacare-ruining-lives

Spending half the Democratic debates on Medicare-for-All is an admission that Obamacare is a big flop. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/in-the-debate-on-healthcare-the-democratic-candidates-admit-obamacare-isnt-working

Joe Biden, Obamacare’s biggest defender – structured his taxes to avoid paying for it
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/31/joe-biden-says-loves-medicare-obamacare-deliberately-avoid-paying-taxes/

ACA’s Anatomy – Big money and bevy of left-wing groups behind push for Obamacare and other government-run healthcare proposals of recent decades
https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-blueprint-for-obamacare-originates-in-left-wing-dark-money/

Incredible Shrinking Obamacare losing policyholders to Medicaid, small group market, and short-term plans
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/health-insurance-check-up-migration-to-medicaid/

Medicaid expansion might have improved access in Louisiana, but at what cost?  State spending is way up and Medicaid is the primary reason
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/study-louisiana-s-medicaid-expansion-improved-health-care-access-critics/article_c970f7c8-b3b6-11e9-85d1-8fd48a86e511.html

Louisiana congressman seeks federal probe into whether state’s Governor is misusing taxpayer funds to misrepresent impact of Medicaid expansion
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_e6ea779c-b48e-11e9-aee9-f3ec358b4f6d.html

Federal rejection of Utah partial Medicaid expansion throws cold water on similar proposals in other states (e.g., Georgia).  (Trump administration raised the stakes: Medicaid expansion is now an all-or-nothing proposition)
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/payment/utah-waiver-denial-dooms-states-hopes-partial-medicaid-expansion
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https://khn.org/morning-breakout/georgias-hopes-for-generous-federal-funding-to-expand-medicaid-dim-following-utah-rejection/

Economists studying proposed Medicaid expansion in Florida can’t agree on how many would sign up or how much it would save on prisoner healthcare, but they do agree 593,000 would drop private insurance
https://cbs12.com/news/local/economists-grapple-with-medicaid-expansion

LSU researchers dishonest and won’t retract flawed study; tout economic benefits of Medicaid expansion but don’t acknowledge loss of federal subsidies when people leave Obamacare to go on expanded Medicaid
https://thehayride.com/2019/07/appel-jbes-voodoo-economics-on-medicaid-expansion/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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If You Think Medicaid is a Mess in the States Now, Just Wait until the Next Recession (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Medicaid expansion wreaking havoc in Louisiana – enrollment blew past projections, Medicaid now half of state budget, forced to dip into general fund, no plan to pay for scheduled decrease in federal match
https://thehayride.com/2019/07/abraham-its-time-to-be-honest-about-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid to cost Iowa $115 million more in state funding in new fiscal year, in part thanks to Medicaid expansion
https://www.thecentersquare.com/iowa/iowa-taxpayers-share-of-medicaid-costs-to-rise-by-million/article_70775a6c-a41c-11e9-b2c1-d71a2ad709af.html

Florida’s smaller counties worry they will get hit with higher costs and more property taxes if Medicaid expansion passes in the state
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/07/16/floridas-smaller-counties-worried-about-medicaid-expansion/

States not ready for next recession; fixed Medicaid costs will squeeze budgets
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-finds-illinois-other-states-not-ready-for-next-recession/article_37896d36-9773-11e9-858c-1f00c7240c12.html
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https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/medicaid-costs-could-squeeze-texas-budget-if-economy-slows-report/article_53764776-98db-11e9-bc45-27eec5ee7ad3.html
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https://stateofreform.com/news/states/texas/2019/07/report-details-financial-impact-of-texas-medicaid-expansion/

Fever for Medicaid expansion generally cooling in hold-out states; cost is a big issue
https://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-medicaid-expansion-2019-bill-legislation-obamacare-states.html

California claimed it would use state money for Medicaid expansion for illegal aliens, but one-fourth of the cost will come from federal emergency and maternity care funds
https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2019/07/01/newsom-trump-spar-on-undocumented-medicaid-were-going-to-stop-it-president-vows-1084625

Trump administration will not give generous federal match for partial Medicaid expansion (as in Utah) because arguing in court entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional
https://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/affordable-care-act-obamacare-955/unnecessary-ambulance-calls-in-nyc-spiked-after-obamacare-747863.html?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=9a0b7581a5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-9a0b7581a5-171567693&mc_cid=9a0b7581a5&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Virginia. #ToldYouSo
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/health-insurance-check-up-migration-to-medicaid/

Attention turns to fraud and corruption in Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program as the territory seeks increased funding
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-congress/puerto-rico-faces-tougher-scrutiny-over-federal-medicaid-funding-idUSKCN1UC2PI

Louisiana’s massive Medicaid fraud problems remain unresolved
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/focus-on-medicaid-fraud-continues-as-federal-appeals-court-hears/article_35d77c6e-9357-11e9-8cf3-373e2c140fed.html

Some states take aim at the open-ended entitlement nature of Medicaid; seek block grants, enrollment or per capita caps
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/07/24/with-trumps-blessing-some-states-aim-to-cap-medicaid-rolls

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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